China: Airbiquity has signed a partnership deed to offer telematics services for the Chinese automotive market, leveraging Airbiquity’s Choreo connected vehicle service delivery platform and China Unicom’s telecom infrastructure and service provider capabilities. The partnership aims to offer comprehensive and advanced connected vehicle services for Chinese automotive line-fit and aftermarket programs.
The partnership will increase the breadth of services for both companies in the field of connected vehicle solutions, and help automotive manufacturers throughout China to quickly implement industry-leading telematics solutions. Planned services offered through the partnership include infotainment and smartphone integration, commercial vehicle fleet services, CRM, and other traditional telematics services.
Kamyar Moinzadeh, president and CEO of Airbiquity, said: “Airbiquity is delighted to partner with China Unicom of Shanghai to expand its connected vehicle services within China. With GSM and WCDMA business in 31 provinces and regions, as well as broadband and ICT infrastructure throughout the country, China Unicom is a leader in connectivity solutions. Bringing that industry-leading level of service into the car, across China, is an intelligent next step in a rapidly expanding market.”
Services are scheduled to launch later this year with two customers already under agreement.